An Agile Roadmap to Reduce Resistance and Accelerate Your Team’s Acceptance of Agile Transformation
Have you ever wondered why innovative organizational leaders and high-performing developers, product designers, UX specialists, etc. - who are otherwise excellent at what they do - are slow and hesitant to adopt Agile methodologies? Agile transformation is a hot topic right now, but many organizations rush the implementation process without pausing to assess and address foundational issues. The truth is, new hires or new Agile teams aren’t entirely convinced that Agile methodologies can support their expertise and simplify their day-to-day tasks. They perceive Agile transformation as “just another thing” their company is trying and are reluctant to commit. In this workshop, I’ll present a road map that will help agile practitioners and executives interested in agile transformation identify the root cause of resistance of new Agile teams and new hires. We’ll also look at the challenges Agile evangelists such as Scrum Masters, Agile Coaches, and POs face in implementing these methodologies. The goal is to get all Agile stakeholders aligned with a company’s or a product’s vision and reframe how Agile is seen and used by everyone involved. After this interactive presentation, Agile specialists, executives, and product owners will know exactly how to facilitate Agile transformations with a culture-first approach, supported by coaching, mentorship, and the right kind of accountability (avoiding micromanagement). The result? Teams who truly believe in the potential of Agile methodologies and continue to incrementally incorporate them in their work without resistance, thus accelerating their learning curve.
- Uncover critical challenges faced by Agile evangelists such as Scrum Masters, Agile Coaches, and POs in implementing Agile methodologies in their company or teams
- Understand the importance of learning by failing fast (based on key takeaways from the Dunning-Kruger effect and Dreyfus Model of Skill Mastery)
- How to facilitate a culture shift in the organization to make Agile transformation easier
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Acknowledgements: Kimberly Whitby